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Jenna Ortega is Playing the Daughter of Lydia Deetz in “Beetlejuice 2,” As She Should.

by Emily Lauletta

Good news for fans of everything spooky: Beetlejuice 2 is finally happening, The news rolling in about the film is getting us so excited, we want to say “Beetlejuice” three times just to make the sequel arrive sooner. Not only is Michael Keaton returning to his famous title role, but it’s been confirmed that Tim Burton is returning to direct as well.

Of course, one of the best parts of the original Beetlejuice was all of the iconic women who were in it. Catherine O’Hara, Geena Davis, AND Winona Ryder? Truly a win for goth girls everywhere.

Although there hasn’t been any word on O’hara or Davis returning (we haven’t given up hope yet!) Ryder is set to return as the famous Lydia Deetz, and *drumroll please* everyone’s new favorite Scream Queen and Wednesday Addams herself, Jenna Ortega, is slated to play Lydia Deetz’s daughter. We couldn’t think of a more perfect casting. No plot details have been shared about the film, other than that it takes place years after the original. 

Fans are justifiably very excited about the new casting announcement, with one fan tweeting, “You couldn’t have built a better actor in a lab to be Lydia Deetz’s daughter in a “Beetlejuice” sequel than Jenna Ortega” True. 


Another fan tweeted, #Beetlejuice2 is coming out September 6, 2024 with Keaton, Ryder, & Burton returning! Jenna Ortega will play Lydia Deetz’s daughter. Perfect casting! This is how you do a legacy sequel / requel!” Couldn’t have said it better ourselves. 


The film is set to be released on September 6th, 2024, just in time for spooky season!

Top photo: Screen grab from “Jenna Ortega Is Reportedly Joining Beetlejuice 2! | E! News” from @enews on YouTube

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